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Breaded shrimp for buffalo shrimp appetizer served with blue cheese dressing

Buffalo Shrimp Appetizer

Skip the wings and try this buffalo shrimp appetizer recipe. Easy and a crowd pleaser.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 86kcal


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 dozen large shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite Hot Wing Sauce
  • Blue Cheese Dressing for serving


  • In a shallow bowl, combine flour salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Pat shrimp dry and toss in the flour mixture, coating well.
  • In a large skillet heat oil, butter and 1 - 2 teaspoons hot sauce. Amount depends on how much heat and flavor you want. Add shrimp and cook about 4-5 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
  • Pour a little of the sauce over the shrimp while browning.
  • To serve, place shrimp in a platter, serve with a bowl of blue cheese dressing and carrot and celery sticks.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg